Drinking and driving on Halloween 'scarier than a horror movie'
Editor:Unless you party responsibly, Halloween can quickly become the most devilish of times on our roadways. Crash stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration consistently show Halloween is a particularly deadly night due to drunken drivers.
Theater marquee will again cast glow
Harlem officials are hoping to repeat history.
Driven to serve
Printed on a cutout apple pasted inside Eursella Hamilton's school bus is the word "respect."
Harlem homecoming queen was surprised to win the title
Harlem High School students voted Felicia Martinez their 2009 homecoming queen.
Fair queen survives swimsuit mistake
Despite a slight wardrobe malfunction, a Lakeside High School graduate took the Miss Columbia County Fair crown on Saturday.
Road construction should not disrupt fair traffic
Enough road construction should be completed on the southern extension of William Few Parkway to accommodate traffic for the Columbia County Fall Fair, officials say.
Stand Down is one way VA supports homeless veterans
Kim Bell-Nelson couldn't thank the organizers of the annual Stand Down event enough.
Halloween event will help feed the needy
Trick-or-treaters can wear their Halloween costumes a couple of days early to collect candy and help needy families on Thursday.
Playing for Ashli
Mady Dye, 7, of Evans, looks at the pumpkin painted on her face by Hannah Ray, of North Augusta, at Play'n After Dark. The event, held Saturday at the Columbia County Amphitheater, was organized to help Harlem native Ashli Baldwin with medical expenses she incurred after a bone tumor on her ankle was discovered this summer.
- The Sanctuary, 4584 Cox Road, Evans, will hold a Family Fest from 6-8 p.m. today. For information, call (706) 364-8284.
As reported 29 years ago in the pages of The Columbia News and The Martinez-Evans Times , Wednesday, Oct. 8, 1980:
Get up and go
Georgia-Lina Christian Singles will hold a Halloween dance and costume contest from 7 to 11 p.m., Saturday at Social Inc. in the Village West shopping center on Washington Road, Augusta. For information, call (706) 863-1214.
Donation bins for non-perishable food for the It's Spooky to be Hungry food drive are available from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. through Friday in the lobby of The News-Times office in the Publix shopping center on Washington Road in Evans. For information, call (706) 868-1222.
North Columbia Elementary School honor roll
First nine weeks honor roll.
Martinez Elementary School honor roll
First nine weeks honor roll.
Authorities arrested a Martinez man Monday in several Augusta area thefts and car break-ins.
Pet adoption showcase
These pets are available for adoption from Columbia County Animal Care and Control. For more information, call (706) 541-4077 or visit www.columbiacountyga.gov and follow the links to Animal Care and Control.
Fired up for 50 years
Martinez-Columbia Fire Rescue volunteer Joseph Connor lights candles on the cake at the department's 50th anniversary party at the headquarters station on Desoto Drive.
- The Harlem High School class of 1989 is planning a reunion. For information, call (706) 564-1198.
Angela Newsome watches as her daughter Libby Newsome, 11, (center) and niece Katelyn Pittenger, 13, mix up waffles after the mother/daughter book club meeting at Greenbrier Middle School.
Coddling ends at new arrest?
It's hard to imagine a more-coddled criminal than Edward George Ferrang.
Get checked so we can still be friends
I try to keep my anger under control; really, I do. There are simply certain situations and certain people who deserve anger.
Good effort cuts county staff costs
This could have been a nail-biter week for Columbia County taxpayers.
Editorial cartoon for Wednesday, October 28, 2009.
Listing of area prep sporting events.
Columbia County Bulldogs win baseball tournament
The Columbia County Bulldogs 10-U travel baseball team won the USSSA Fall Slugfest in Lexington, S.C., held Oct. 10-11. Team members are Eric Becker (front row, from left), Blake Teston, Hunner Jones and Malik Germany; Levin Lackey (back row, from left), Zach Wilson, DT Stephens, Patrick Tom, Brigham Clark and Daniel Long. The coaches are Clay Wilson (from left), head coach Wesley Teston and Jeff Becker. Not pictured: Blake Beggs.
Lakeside shuts out Westside
Lakeside remained in contention for the Region 3-AAAA title by beating Westside 40-0 on Friday.
The Marshall Family Y is holding registration for its fall lacrosse program. The program is open to ages 7-15. Participants can register at The Marshall Family Y in Evans.
Bulldogs looking to finish on a high note
Two football games remain on Harlem's schedule. Two victories would give the Bulldogs a 4-6 record, identical to the previous season.
Week Nine of the Pigskin Picks contest saw 98 entries with no qualifiers getting all 10 correct; no qualifiers got nine correct; 14 qualifiers got eight correct; and 43 qualifiers got the minimum seven correct. Forty-one entries did not get at least seven correct, including one late-mailed entry.
Finch carries Evans to big win
Evans running back Jonathan Finch ran for three touchdowns and the Knights picked up a key Region 3-AAAA victory, beating Hephzibah 28-16 on the road.
Panthers eye region title
Last Week: 5-0
Greenbrier High School senior Jordan Welch struggled to find words to describe her play this season for the Wolfpack volleyball team.
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